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Ashburton Guardian Office, Friday afternoon. The following is the ChrMchurch ■ Corn Exchance report for the week ending Friday, the 9th finstant : The encouraging commercial 2kkSS« put »-«k, caused by Ihe cxpecluk.., of an Anglo-P.usso , war > h ”' effect of causing a nse in the local wheat market, yet the advance does not compare favorably with the rise in the home markers ts fobe accounted for by extra cost of shipping and war insurance risks. Prime milling lines are most looked after at an advance of about Good second-class parcels meet with ready sale at 2d advance. Chick “heat remains at la-t quotations. The advance 5s accompanied with a good deal of specu, at ion as in the event of pacific cables during the next few weeks prices are almost sure to recede again to then last quotations. Oats have a fair demand for bright short feed and seed Tartarian, but discolored and long feed are nealected at the moment. For prune malting barley a few enquiries still exist, while second quality meets with little responser Rye wrass is in fair demand for good, clean farmers fots, but cocksfoot is a shade weaker. Potatoes Slight ■ nquiries have been manifested lor Derwents for immediate shipment, but it is premature to fix an opening rate. ’WheatPrime milling, 2s 9 d to 3 s > second-class and drv. ft for shipment, 23 fid; chichwheat, is 0.) ’to as, f.o.b. Oats-Milli g, is iod; bright short feed, Is 9 d; Tartarian seed, is 8d; Danish and discolored, is Sd to is 7d, Barley—Prime malting, 3 s 6d to 3s qd; second quality, 2S 9 d to feed, is 9 d to 2s. Christchurch. Ryegrass —Clean fanners lots, 2s 9 to 3s; machine dressed, 3s 9 d to 4s, f.o.b. Cocksfoot, 3 >£d; slightly damaged lots, 2d to 2'Ad, f.0.b., Lyttelton. Dairy Produce-But-ter, to iod ; cheese, to 4/4 f - ab - Messrs Friedlander Bros, (in conjunction with. Messrs Robert Wilkin and Co.) report, on • the Live Stock Market for the week ending ,16th April, as follows :—On Tuesday last at the Ashburton Yards another catalogue of sheep was submitted, which chiefly comprised merino and crossbred breeding ewes, merino store wethers and crossbred lambs. There was comparatively a small entry o fat ‘sheep, but more than sufficient for the requirements ot the local trade and some lines were turned out unsold. Prices of last week were hardly maintained, but mostly all classes of store sheep changed hands. We sold on account of Messrs John Smith, Bennett Bros, Brenmn, Knox, Johnston, Boyle, A Grant, Butterick and others, the following lines 53 full mouth crossbred ewes at 8s id, 2ti merino ewes $s fid, 301 merino ewes4s Bd, 800 merino ewes 4s, 100 crossbred lambs at os 3d, 384 crossbred lambs 7s 4d, 9 I broken mouth ewes 6s, 320 lambs 6s Bd. In rams we sold 10 Southdown ram lambs at -coln at 2gs., 3 Lincoln at I jzgs., 2 Lincoln at 2gs. In pigs and cattle there was a lair entry, and mostly all were, disposed of at rather an advance on last quotations.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1516, 17 April 1885

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1516, 17 April 1885